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What will conversion rates look like in 2020?

The resounding chorus you hear in the online marketing industry is that smartphones don't convert. Or at least, they do sometimes, but the conversion rates are horrendous. In 2013, studies like this one pegged mobile phone conversions at...

Ecommerce Derby
We made an infographic about the Kentucky Derby.

Really, that’s not entirely true. The infographic depicts a derby-style showdown of the industry’s most popular customer experience solutions—A/B testing, product recommendations, and personalization. We call it the “Ecommerce Derby.” We had a lot of fun making this...

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A counter-intuitive truth: Personalization CAN scale

An unseemly tirade for retailers with ambition: Part 3 We’ve been venting a lot lately. Thanks for listening. We got most of our frustrations out in our recent rant about personalization, but there are some things that...

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Monetate featured on IBM’s Smarter Commerce blog

Our own VP of marketing, Kevin Young, wrote a guest post for IBM’s Smarter Commerce blog. It was posted today. Here’s an excerpt: Retailers have been surprising and delighting their customers with personalized experiences since, well, the beginning...

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Why personalization is way more than product recos

An unseemly tirade for retailers with ambition: Part 2 There’s something we’ve been seeing a lot of lately and it’s really making us mad. We hope this doesn’t come out wrong. Lots of ecommerce marketers throw up...

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You can’t just personalize for email

An unseemly tirade for retailers with ambition: Part 1 It’s something we got off our chests in our recent personalization rant. We discussed the disconnect between what most retailers say (they want an actionable personalization strategy) and what...

Wreak wavoc on Monetate.com—today only

Our engineers have setup a fun April Fools' experience on the Monetate homepage today.Just click the buttons above the top nav to turn our site into an interactive playground. You can create magnetic "fridge" poetry, turn the cursor...

Thoughtful Data
True optimization begins with a thoughtful look at the data

Matty Wishnow, founder & CEO of Clearhead (a Monetate Certified Partner), recently posted a though-provoking piece on their company blog about website testing and optimization. It’s their take on a point and a question we bring up a...

3 ecommerce sales trends you need to know

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been guilty of this thought:Those holiday numbers are interesting, but what am I actually going to do with the data?By the time we’ve dug through holiday results and Q4 numbers on the...

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6 reasons to drop Maxymiser before it’s too late

Unless you’ve been living under a rock without access to the part of the internet that talks about SaaS news, you know that Maxymiser was recently acquired by Oracle. If you’re a (former) Maxymiser customer, we think there...

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